Florida woman lists ‘manatee’-shaped chicken tender for $5,000

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida woman listed a chicken tender shaped like a manatee on a social media marketplace for $5,000.

Melinda Britt Disbrow posted the item for fun Thursday on Facebook Marketplace’s Antiques and Collectibles section in “new” condition, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay reported.

“It was a hectic workday back at the dental office after the holidays,” Disbrow told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. “I needed a little fuel to get me through my day. There is a Culver’s just across the street from our practice. I thought chicken tenders would hit the spot! I was thrilled to see my special tender as the last one remaining.”

The sea cow-esque item garnered a lot of attention before it was removed.

"I hope with all of the buzz this is getting, it brings attention to the manatees,” Disbrow told WTSP. “They’re just so peaceful and honestly need to be protected. If you’ve seen a manatee, they’re normally injured. You can see the scars on their back. If we can take something from this, like protecting and helping the animals, that would be amazing.”